Thematic course

Rehabilitation approach to chronic low back pain patients

9.00      Stefano Negrini – Italy
The bio-psycho-social role of rehabilitation in chronic low back pain

9.25      Sabrina Donzelli – Italy
Biological factors - dysfunction and deconditioning

9.50      Fabio Zaina – Italy
Psychological and social factors

10.15    Discussion

10.30    Coffee break

11.00    Michele Romano – Italy
Searching for an antalgic physiotherapy approach

11.25    Alessandra Negrini – Italy
A bio-psycho-social outpatient expert rehabilitation approach

11.50    Discussion

The Presidents' lectures

Lectures from the presidents of the most important international scientific societies devoted to the spine (ISSLS, SOSORT, SRS), physical and rehabilitation medicine (ISPRM) and physical therapy (WCPT)

12.00    Nicola Heneghan - United Kingdom
Delegate of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) and Member Organization Delegate of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) 
Thoracic spine exercise prescription for rehabilitation – challenges and opportunities

12.40    Discussion

12.50    Lunch

14.00    Tom Oxland - Canada
President of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
Basic biomechanics of the spine - What have we learned in 25 years?

14.40    Discussion

14.50    Walter Frontera - Puerto Rico
President of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
The aging spine

15.30    Discussion

15.40    Coffee break

16.00    Albert Todd - United States of America
President of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
All lumbar degenerative cases are deformity cases

16.40    Discussion

16.50    Luke Stikeleather - United States of America 
President of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)
Growth-guided correction through bracing, changing natural history in idiopathic scoliosis

17.30    Discussion

17.40    “Concorsetto” – The Brace Contest : an award for the artworks on patients' experiences with brace